Theme: Keeping healthy
Food and diet 
Exercise 
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Achievement standards
Food and diet
Calorie values
Junk food:
 Costs versus home cooked equivalent.
 Exploration of levels of fat, sodium, carbohydrates.
 Packaging exploration.
 Amount of waste product – packaging etc.

CensusAtSchool – Sugar guzzlers
 Links with home economics, health and PE, science.
Food prices
 Compare different foods to buy 100g, for example, different vegetables, different meats.
 Compare same food, same amount across different shops.
 Track food prices over a period of time, for example, the cost of different vegetables through the year, during their growing season and then off season.
Water

CensusAtSchool  8 glasses per day?
 How many glasses of water in a lifetime?
 What percentage of the body is water?
 What percentage of different foods is water?
 Comparison of prices of different bottled water?
 Bottled water versus tap water – taste testing.
Designing a vegetable garden
 Shape, size, amount of soil.
 Cost of planting and growing vegetables vs store bought.
Possible achievement objectives
Select from below depending on the teaching and learning activities chosen.
Number strategies and knowledge
 NA51 Reason with linear proportions.
 NA54 Use rates and ratios.
 NA55 Know commonly used fraction, decimal, and percentage conversions.
 NA56 Know and apply standard form, significant figures, rounding, and decimal place value.
 NA61 Apply direct and inverse relationships with linear proportions.
 NA64 Find optimal solutions, using numerical approaches.
Measurement
 GM51Select and use appropriate metric units for length, area, volume and capacity, weight (mass), temperature, angle, and time, with awareness that measurements are approximate.
 GM52 Convert between metric units, using decimals.
 GM53 Deduce and use formulae to find the perimeters and areas of polygons and the volumes of prisms.
 GM54 Find the perimeters and areas of circles and composite shapes and the volumes of prisms, including cylinders.
 GM61 Measure at a level of precision appropriate to the task.
 GM63 Calculate volumes, including prisms, pyramids, cones, and spheres, using formulae.
Shape
 GM56 Create accurate nets for simple polyhedra and connect threedimensional solids with different twodimensional representations.
Statistical investigation
 S51 Plan and conduct surveys and experiments using the statistical enquiry cycle:
 A  determining appropriate variables and measures
 B  considering sources of variation
 C  gathering and cleaning data
 D  using multiple displays
 E  comparing sample distributions visually
 F  presenting a report of findings.
 S61 Plan and conduct investigations using the statistical enquiry cycle:
 A  justifying the variables and measures used
 C  identifying and communicating features in context using multiple displays
 E  justifying findings, using displays and measures.
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Exercise
 Data collection related to exercise:
 What type of exercise?
 Heart rate for different exercises.
 Frequency and time of exercise
 Group/team/individual
 Hours per day
 Hours per week
 Exploration of reports around exercise, for example:
Possible achievement objectives
Select from below depending on the teaching and learning activities chosen.
Number strategies and knowledge
 NA51 Reason with linear proportions.
 NA54 Use rates and ratios.
 NA55 Know commonly used fraction, decimal, and percentage conversions.
 NA61 Apply direct and inverse relationships with linear proportions.
Patterns and relationships
 NA59 Relate tables, graphs, and equations to linear and simple quadratic relationships found in number and spatial patterns.
 NA67 Relate graphs, tables, and equations to linear, quadratic, and simple exponential relationships found in number and spatial patterns.
 NA68 Relate rate of change to the gradient of a graph.
Measurement
 GM51 Select and use appropriate metric units for length, area, volume and capacity, weight (mass), temperature, angle, and time, with awareness that measurements are approximate.
 GM52 Convert between metric units, using decimals.
 GM61 Measure at a level of precision appropriate to the task.
 GM62 Apply the relationships between units in the metric system, including the units for measuring different attributes and derived measures.
Statistical investigation
 S51 Plan and conduct surveys and experiments using the statistical enquiry cycle:
 A  determining appropriate variables and measures
 B  considering sources of variation
 C  gathering and cleaning data
 D  using multiple displays, and recategorising data
 E  comparing sample distributions visually, using measures of centre, spread, and proportion
 F  presenting a report of findings.
 S61 Plan and conduct investigations using the statistical enquiry cycle:
 A  justifying the variables and measures used
 B  managing sources of variation, including through the use of random sampling
 C  identifying and communicating features in context
 D  making informal inferences about populations from sample data
 E  justifying findings, using displays and measures.
Statistical literacy
 S52 Evaluate statistical investigations or probability activities undertaken by others, including data collection methods, choice of measures, and validity of findings.
 S62 Evaluate statistical reports in the media by relating the displays, statistics, processes, and probabilities used to the claims made.
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Achievement standards
Learning from this theme could potentially provide evidence towards the following achievement standards.
 AS91026 Mathematics and statistics 1.1 Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems – 4 credits; Internal
 AS91028 Mathematics and statistics 1.3 Investigate relationships between tables, equations and graphs – 4 credits; External
 AS91029 Mathematics and statistics 1.4 Apply linear algebra in solving problems – 3 credits; Internal
 AS91030 Mathematics and statistics 1.5 Apply measurement in solving problems – 3 credits; Internal
 AS91033 Mathematics and statistics 1.8 Apply knowledge of geometric representations in solving problems – 3 credits; Internal
 AS91035 Mathematics and statistics 1.10 Investigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical enquiry cycle –4 credits; Internal
 AS91036 Mathematics and statistics 1.11 Investigate bivariate numerical data using the statistical enquiry cycle – credits; Internal
 AS91037 Mathematics and statistics 1.12 Demonstrate understanding of chance and data – 4 credits; External
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Last updated July 30, 2015
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